Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A-Grade: Week 1: Jem and the Holograms vs Thundercats

9 - 16

Fun Game with new team in the draft league. Our team name is now Jem and the Holograms and I will be wearing hot pink twice a week.

We lost this game, mainly due to new team jitters and a comms error so we were down a player. The team had three players I had not played with before, Bron, Corrie and Byron. They were all competent and Bron seems like she is very good and will be a great asset.

Our opposition was Adrian's team. Adrian was his usual calm and collected self, controlling the play. Pete scored by receiving high discs over me couple of times but there was not much I could do except put some pressure on.

I didn't feel terribly uncompetitive, but I was easily the weakest player there, particularly on Defense.

At the start of the game, I could cut and get free enough on offense and I was close enough on defense to keep some pressure on. I got worse as the game went along and my lack of fitness started to tell.

On offense I felt somewhat frustrated as I did not click very well with the team. I suspect this is due to people not expecting much from me. I threw into space that I thought was being cut into several times, only to find the player had come back for the dump, and it wasn't until the very end of the game that anyone was willing to put a long put to me (In fairness this probably actually a credit to Pete who played great on defense and moved very quickly to shut down these options).

I suspect I am actually less open than I think in these situations so my frustration is somewhat unwarranted.

Moment of Game: Probably catching that last long put to score, as I seem to have surprised everyone. Also I had a very nice give and go with Corrie, where I beat Adrian on an inside cut and she put a lovely flat pass ahead of me into the zone.


In an effort to make sure I can remember something about the ultimate I have played, I plan to start chronicling my efforts here. Check back shortly for actual game reports.